Category Archives: Setting up a aquarium

How to move a Tank

By Matt (aka kingborris) I am writing this article based on moving the average tank of approximately 20 UK gallons running with an internal filter. I know many people have larger tanks, but as far as I can see the … Continue reading

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Aquarium Calculator

hese calculators should help out if you need some information on your tank dimensions. Simply enter some digits in a choosen field and press “Calculate”. No need to reset to start again, as once you click in a field, all … Continue reading

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The Nitrogen Cycle

Break-in period: When you have just started a biosphere it takes time to perform, unfortunately. Water placed in a new aquarium will be changed quite radically. It takes time for the aquarium to balance, to be able to remove all … Continue reading

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Eheim Filters

By Walter Spanner Eheim Filter – Parts Eheim filters have been around for a very long time now and have a very good reputation for quality and reliability. Perhaps that sounds like a sales ploy, but it is true. Years … Continue reading

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Filtration and Aeration

Filtration – whats the big fuss? Surely, all you have to do is install your filter and off it goes? Well, in essence that is correct, but its not quite as simple as that. You shouldn’t need any technical skill … Continue reading

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How to move a Tank

By Matt (aka kingborris) I am writing this article based on moving the average tank of approximately 20 UK gallons running with an internal filter. I know many people have larger tanks, but as far as I can see the … Continue reading

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Beginners Guide – Freshwater Tropicals

By Chris Jewell Start at the Beginning Right, so you have decided to get a tank, and stumped for Tropical Freshwater (If you havent decided, there are also marine and coldwater forums to give you some ideas on this site). … Continue reading

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MARINE SYSTEMS – BEGINNERS INFORMATION ~ WHAT YOU NEED!

Written by Nobby What do you need first?? Thats easy – its information, get informed before a drop of water hits a tank, decide what you want to keep, is it going to be fish only? or maybe coral only … Continue reading

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Basic Water Chemistry

Written by Sojourner 1. Soluble chemicals OK, we’ll start at the top. Everything you’re dealing with in a tank of water is to do with ions. Ions are either atoms or molecules of a chemical substance which have an imbalance … Continue reading

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How to remove snails from your aquarium

Although these ‘common’ snails do not do any real harm to your aquarium, they can become very unsightly and reproduce at amazing rate. They tend to feed on leftover food and sometimes plants as well. On the other hand they … Continue reading

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